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Modern warfare is a tool of the elite, and one of their most masterful PR campaigns. They have convinced huge swathes of society that it encompasses the most noble of all human actions and emotions, and is something to revere and respect. All the while, it reduces humanity to our

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Today I associate Belgium with the astounding and esoteric arts practiced by the Church of Ra, as well as a host of other groundbreaking underground musicians and artists. But Belgium has a rich history of challenging artists, one of its most noteworthy being printmaker Félicien Rops (1833-1898). A companion of Baudelaire, he

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Édouard Chimot rose to fame as an artist who captured Paris’ seedy underbelly in the early 1900s. His subjects were the “jeunes et jolies femmes” who lived in Montmartre, the artists’ district. The women he painted were almost all prostitutes and addicts, since paying them for the night was cheaper than

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Vergvoktre makes paintings in charcoal that feel like staring into the abyss. It’s as if the most harrowing, bleak black metal you ever heard became so powerful that it created tangible pieces of artwork with its icy, forlorn sounds. Art like this keeps me excited to post on CVLT Nation,

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Happy Friday! Can’t fucking wait for the weekend. We’re seeing OM tomorrow, and it’s going to get weird. So here’s an album of seriously weird (mostly) vintage photography to make sure you go into this weekend feeling like maybe the world isn’t worse off than it used to be, it’s

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The Black Mass is one of the greatest expressions of dark art known to man. It is theater on a grand scale in which the participants outwardly reject societal and religious norms in favor of rebellion, independence and blasphemy. Each participant, at some level, has had to mentally and psychically unshackle

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